Your stories, our history at Two Wells Primary

“Your stories are our history”, that’s the theme behind one aspect of Two Wells Primary School’s year-long celebrations to mark a wonderful 150-years of schooling.

And the TWPS 150-year organising committee wants you to be involved by sharing your memories, your stories and photos, no matter how big or small.

Past school students, staff and volunteers are being asked to submit an “I remember when…” story by picking up a proforma from outlets across town.

These stories will form a resource to celebrate, for students to research and a record of why the school is proud of its history.

Stories can be submitted in any form including reflections, experiences, photo’s or poems and may include a class incident, a teacher you remember, an innovative idea (school radio station, a new club), a multi-cultural experience, welfare club event, what school taught me about life, a lesson I have never forgotten, an excursion or sports day, or why Two Wells School is important to me.

The list is endless.

Why not put something together with a friend or compile something as a family?

Below is a submission from former student Glen Spurling, to give you an idea.

“Glen Spurling was groundsman and a bus driver at the school in the 1970’s and 80’s.  He drove the Lower Light kids to and from school daily during a time when the Light River frequently flowed. As the bus had to drive through the ford, near the old Lower Light school, to deliver the local kids home, knowing the river levels when the river was flowing was important. On this particular day in the 1980’s the word was that the river had not risen. But approaching the river Glen could see that the river level had been up as the water was muddy and he decided not to cross. But reversing the bus back out proved impossible. The second school bus tried to assist, unsuccessfully, and eventually the council grader was called in to tow the bus backwards away from the river and with all of the kids on board thinking it was a great adventure.”

Stories can be submitted online at the school website or alternatively guidelines and proformas will be available at the following town collections points: Two Wells Primary School, Two Wells Library and the Two Wells Craft Shop.

The closing date for story submissions is April 30 so pass the word around and don’t miss your chance to be a part of a special history capturing and making exercise.

As well as the collection of stories and photos, the school has planned a cabaret night, History Month event and family fun day for later in the year.

So keep an eye out for upcoming events in celebration of the school’s 150th year. It’s going to be a big year!

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